So what's the employment future look like in the coming Boom Years? Not bad, actually, reports Harvard Business Review editor Bronwyn Fryer. He points to recent research showing the need for 5 million workers by 2018. He writes:
"Nearly half of them will be in the social sector -- which makes them appealing to boomers who might be ready use their hard-earned expertise to give back to society."Specifically, the jobs will be in:
- Health care (nursing, home health care, medical assistants).
- Education (teachers, teacher assistants and child care workers).
- Nonprofits and government (business operations specialists; general and operations managers; receptionists and information clerks).
- Social services: (clergy and social and human service assistants).
Read Where the Boomers Will Find Jobs to get more details and learn what skills you should be brushing up on.